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grand jeté

[French grahn zhuh-tey] /French grɑ̃ ʒəˈteɪ/
noun, plural grands jetés
[French grahn zhuh-tey] /French grɑ̃ ʒəˈteɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a jump or jeté, preceded by a grand battement or high kick, in which a dancer leaps from one leg and lands on the other.
Origin of grand jeté
1925-1930
Borrowed into English from French around 1925-30
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